ALL FACE to FACE MEETINGS AND GROUPS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
VIRTUAL MEETINGS MAY BE HELD ON SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS AND VIDEO CONFERENCING
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MUST BE A FULLY PAID UP MEMBER OF TIPTREE U3A BEFORE YOU CAN ATTEND AN INTEREST GROUP.
THE GENEALOGY GROUP AS FROM 13 JUNE 2020 WILL BE NOT MEETING FOR A NUMBER OF MONTHS AS THE GROUP ORGANISER IS NOT AVAILABLE. IT WILL RETURN IN 2021 WITH A NEW SERIES OF TUTORIALS.
The Genealogy Group aims to help you research your family tree.
Whether you are complete beginner, or have had some experience of researching your tree but have now hit a brick wall, then it is hoped these group meetings will help you. Perhaps you may even make some surprising discoveries about your ancestors!
Our meetings are on the second Friday of each month between 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the hall at St Luke's Church. It costs approximately £6 per person for 6 months payable in advance. (Sometimes it's less than this depending on number of members. But don't be put off by this, your first visit is free to see if it's for you!)
The room is well equipped with tables, chairs, WiFi access and a large screen we use with our digital projector monitor for tutorials and practical online research.
Forthcoming dates for 2021.
The group organiser is an experienced researcher but everyone is welcome to contribute with their knowledge and experiences, and share the stories that they have discovered about their family.
It is also recognised that not everyone are comfortable with using websites and the internet, and it is hoped that helpful tips and advice on research techniques will remove that stumbling block.
Some recent discoveries by the Family History Group.
Imagine if you could inherit all the working skills of your ancestors! One of our group has recently discovered that four generations of her direct ancestors (1830 – 1920) were engaged in a surprisingly diverse range of trades and occupations:
Boot Maker, Shoe Maker, Driver in Dye House, Mechanic, Machine Maker, Tailor, Ginger Beer Maker, Harp String Maker, Cigar Maker, Van Guard, Grocer, Police Constable, Carpenter, Shell Polisher, Orange Dealer, General Porter, Carman, Dock Labourer, Paper Sorter, Bricklayer, Labourer, Agricultural Labourer, Seaman, Fish Porter and Needle Woman.
Another member discovered the story of her great-grandmother in India. Born into an army family and then the wife of a soldier with four children, during her short life of 31 years she followed them across India from army base to army base covering an estimated 5,000 miles on foot, by cart and by train. Finally, through the wonders of the internet, a picture of her great-grandmother’s gravestone in Lucknow can be added to her family tree.
Family history: you’ll never know what you may discover.
To find out more please use the icon (on the right hand side of this page) to contact the Group Leader.